WRC » Solberg celebrates 'unbelievable' weekend

Petter Solberg secures a third WRC podium in a row to move second in the title race

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runnah - Unregistered

April 20, 2010 7:28 PM

This man DESERVES a factory drive. It is criminal that he has to foot the bill.

Someone explain to me why wilson, H solberg, and villagra all get one and petter doesn't?!

If petter doesn't have a ride by the end of the season while he continues to perform this well, I will have lost all faith in WRC.

Mark - Unregistered

April 20, 2010 11:32 PM

the C4 is stronger than the ford this year, so Peter is better off in the C4. But the factory team will never put Loeb & Petter in the same team, as Petter might even beat him on equal terms...

Go Petter, this has been the best start to a season yet.

Also, top job from Kimi, would hate to see him go back to f1

cn - Unregistered

April 21, 2010 1:00 PM

Petter is looking a lot better than in the Subaru back in 2008.

I wonder where Atkinson would have been had he got a similar car to Petter has now?

adrian - Unregistered

April 21, 2010 8:50 PM

he sure did there was a camera there if you look it up on youtube but he set some great times outside of that, top 3 most of the day. i think he was back in the points til he crashed again on the donegal bay (penultimate) stage. (he also crashed his subaru in the 07 round). the citreon brass would have given him the junior drive if he found sponsers i think
shame they scrapped the ireland round, the mucky roads left everyone struggling and made sure there was no tactics

GoFstr - Unregistered

April 21, 2010 9:26 PM

It's funny, everyone was slamming Petter for being crap at Subaru. Now everyone thinks his s* smells sweeter than roses in a Citroen.

And if anyone remembers Petter was being handed a thrashing from Atkinson when they were both at Subaru.

Best of luck Petter, I'd prefer someone different at the top of the podium.

Twin Cam Sam - Unregistered

April 21, 2010 9:45 PM

@ runnah,

Your right.

The person to ask why these crap drivers have got seats in the WRC is Malcolm Wilson. I'm afraid this guy is more interested in lining his pockets than in the current state of health in the WRC. He's got a lot to answer for. Could have had Petter at the end of last year, if he offered him a decent deal, instead of just looking at it on a commercial basis.

At least DR took a punt with a young Colin McRae, and subsequently, Richard Burns, even though it cost him a few bob in trashed Legacy's & Imprezas.

That's when the WRC WAS interesting.........

swb6699 - Unregistered

April 22, 2010 2:26 AM

I hate to say it but how can you have a WRC when you only have two manufacturers?

Also why oh why can't we get shot of young wilson. No offense to the lad but there are better drivers out there. Daddy might be saying he's getting the results but look at the time differences.

Nicolai - Unregistered

April 22, 2010 3:17 AM

Villagra pays for himself, he has his own WRC team. Henning pretty much pays for himself, he has his own sponsor. Wilson, well, his dad owns M-Sport, so technically he is paying for himself too.
Then Malcolm always likes to sign new talent, and once he has an established team he is very loyal to them, same with Citroen and their two drivers. The Citroen Junior team and Stobart were specifically created as a B team, winning is not their priority, therefore im pretty sure Solberg would not want to be part of those teams.
Which means the best option for him is to create his own team and make his own rules. It might be harder for him, but I bet he's loving it and hasnt looked back.

Nicolai - Unregistered

April 22, 2010 3:22 AM

As to why we cant get rid of Wilson, I said it in a different thread a while ago, but I reckon its not so much about him winning the championship, as it is about gaining knowledge of the WRC from a drivers perspective.
His Dad is probably grooming him to take over as director of M Sport one day. Seat time in a WRC car would be invaluable experience for doing that job.

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